Interior ministry reveals number of vehicles torched across France during the night of December 31st in vandalism that has become an annual ritual.
Industry minister says Hyundai and Kia brands are competing with French manufacturers in "unacceptable conditions" of dumping.
Pedestrianisation of one of Europe's most picturesque urban riversides sounds the death knell for the Seine's non-stop riverside express roads.
On July 25 government will unveil plan to support the country's auto industry, including measures designed to boost spending on cars.
German and French car buyers are turning to British-made Jaguar and Land Rovers at an unprecedented rate despite the eurozone debt crisis.